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7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 2127 ratings
  1. 10 (241)
  2. 9 (411)
  3. 8 (707)
  4. 7 (447)
  5. 6 (159)
  6. 5 (76)
  7. 4 (27)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (10)
  10. 1 (31)

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  • User Rating 7.8

    Solid, funny game

    Rated on July 18, 2006 by dino316

    This is a very solid game, with some flaws but by all means an enjoyable joy ride to go on. THe best aspects of this game are the sound, and the strory line. The controls are super, and might be the o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.9

    10 Hours in, and still waiting for the side splitting humor to start. "Armed and Dangerous" is still the comedy champ.

    Rated on October 29, 2004 by Leroysavage

    Admittedly, as I continue to play this game...it is getting better, but I have to also admit that in the 1st hour, I was starting to doze off. I had really bought into all the hype that this was one ...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    The biggest disappointment I've experienced to date. Has some good ideas, but has virtually no quality roleplaying.

    Rated on November 06, 2004 by CraigH123

    I had really high hopes for this game. Unfortunately, the game didn't quite turn out the way I imagined I would. I have only played it for about an hour, so the game might grow on me, in which case ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.4

    Some Interesting Moments

    Rated on November 08, 2004 by gaminretrostyle

    The Bards Tale is an interesting game, and does have some humoros moments. As the Gamespot review says, Don't go in expecting Monty Python and the Holy Grail. To be honest, though, there are a few mom...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8

    Cheeky Bard meets Consoles and no one really wins.

    Rated on March 09, 2005 by nobeaner

    Quick statement. I never played any of the Bards Tale before this game and I fear that as a result, I will never want to. From all reports I have read they were pretty good and humorous. And while ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3

    bards tale

    Rated on November 17, 2004 by bonebreak

    entertaining, always looking to come home and do more, thought it would be a bit more dirty humor and stuff ( cleavge), but very clean humor, just a little suggestive. picking the right combo of sum...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Humor and adventure abound, this game is an instant classic!

    Rated on November 17, 2009 by Vintage_Gamer

    The Bard's Tale is a new take on an old game, though clearly trying to spoof Dungeon crawling RPGs of yesteryear this game has not only done so with a great sense of humor, this game also stands out a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Quite tedious but if you don't mind some repetitive gameplay, have at this...

    Rated on December 27, 2004 by Kitano

    Before I begin, I will say that I have not beaten the game. While it is typically my "policy" not to review a game before I complete it, The Bard's Tale has not given me many reasons as to why I shou...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3

    The great voice work overcomes some real "been-there-done that" gameplay.

    Rated on March 15, 2005 by bfeinstein

    You've seen this game before. Whether it was called "Dungeons and Dragons Heroes" or "Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance" or "Champions of Norrath" when you load up Bard's Tale, you will immediately think--h...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    Surprisingly awesome!

    Rated on July 07, 2005 by GrahfZilla

    I actually had great hopes for this game before release, being myself a fan of the original Bard's Tale. To my great disappointment it wasn't well received by critics so it sort of went off of my rada...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.